MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation (known as the Synopsys Outreach Foundation) today announced it has opened applications for its Science Project Package Program. The materials are offered to teachers in the California free of cost. Applications can be submitted directly on the Synopsys Outreach Foundation website until October 15th.
Each package provides educators with STEM project materials including tri-fold boards, science fair collateral materials, and new science supplies or kits. Educators in Santa Clara County, Calif. may also receive a membership to Resource Area for Teaching or California Association of Science Educators.
“The Science Project Package Program offers much needed materials enabling distant project-based STEM teaching and learning,” says Katherine Houston, President of the Synopsys Outreach Foundation. “Additionally, providing memberships to professional associations empowers teachers to access professional learning whenever they need it, continuously
President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.
As a crucial foundation for PIVOT Center, operations previously led by TVC will continue to assist the U’s faculty inventors in bringing their innovations to market by spearheading all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management and early stage funding. The new office leverages these existing resources and will hire new staff to oversee economic